West Hempstead, New York
|West Hempstead, New York|
|— Census-designated place —|
|• Total||2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)|
|• Land||2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||66 ft (20 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0969246|
West Hempstead is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 18,862 at the 2010 census. West Hempstead is an unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead.
West Hempstead was the host to many unknown events. The first location of an international automobile race in the United States took place in the farms and streets of West Hempstead, where the Vanderbilt Cup produced statewide speculation. The Current-Day Brooklyn Nets played in Island Garden Arena, which had a capacity of 5,200 and showcased rodeos, wrestling events as well as the American Basketball Association from 1969 to 1972. The oldest house in West Hempstead is at 419 Wood field Road. W.L. Rhodes and two brothers helped make this house built in 1838 last over 150 years. The 1875 Wood field Train Disaster and the murder of Minnie Bartlett were some of the Havocs to happen in this haven. Two recent Hurricanes produced major havoc. Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy swept threw the area in 2011 and 2012 leaving major damage. The town was home too the Hill sisters, who were major girls basketball phenoms before Title IX who won eighty out of eighty-four games and appeared on the cover of Ligget and Myers Tobacco Co. Josei D. Robinson was one of the most famous citizens. She was a Renowned Horse rider for Barnum and Bailey Circus. The West Hempstead Little League has brought two teams to the Big League Baseball World Series and a team to the Senior League Softball World Series. ECHO Park is named after the original eight teams. The pelicans, eagles, and Cardinals, and Orioles.
West Hempstead is located at (40.696409, -73.652522).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.64%) is water.
|This article is outdated. (April 2013)|
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,713 people, 6,024 households, and 4,867 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,039.1 per square mile (2,716.2/km²). There were 6,110 housing units at an average density of 2,298.3/sq mi (886.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.69% White, 5.94% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.94% of the population.
There were 6,024 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,260, and the median income for a family was $78,481. Males had a median income of $51,391 versus $35,871 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,732. About 3.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents 
- George Snizek, 2008 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Famer (as driver of the Tasmanian Devil AA/A, AA/FA, CC/FD roadster and Top Fuel dragster) co-owner of Pacers Auto, Inc. aka "Snizek & Dodge Racing Team" as well as a Long Island Ladies Soccer Hall of Fame inductee in 2000 and an Eastern New York Soccer Hall of Fame inductee in 2005.
- Kalomoira, popular Greek singer, was born in West Hempstead.
- Dr. Roger C. Schlobin, (b. 1944). BA, MA, PhD. (Author, scholar, retired English professor). 1962 graduate of WH High School. One of the founders of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, now in its thirty-third year. His The Literature of Fantasy is the definitive, annotated bibliography in the field. Publications include 6 books & over 100 essays, various poems, short stories, reviews, and bibliographies that range from fantasy literature to computer hardware and software. He is the author of the first original, fantasy novel to be published electronically on the Internet: Fire and Fur: The Last Sorcerer Dragon. http://www.wpl.lib.in.us/roger/
Local activities 
- The West Hempstead Chiefs Soccer Club, founded over 30 years ago has over 500 families registered for its current 2010–2011 season and fields teams at both the intramural level and competing in the LIJSL Travel division at the Girls and Boys Level.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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- Long Island's Kalomira Sarantis Competing in Antenna's "Fame Story"
- "West Hempstead Chiefs".